Tag Archives: swords

Kind of a Room Tour (Revival of the Florida and College Decor!)

I don’t do many pictures of my room because it’s fairly dull.  Large rack of DVDs, TV on a dresser, nightstand, bed, large bookcase that was never given a coat of finish, hat rack, exercise bike, smaller bookcase, and desk.  … Continue reading

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Bringing a Sword to a Gun Fight

I won’t be surprised if the title brings up a debate, but that’s not going to be what this is about.  I’m more interested in why the ancient weapons seem to pop up in modern stories.  How often have we … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Writing Battles: Let The Owies Begin!

One thing that Quest of the Brokenhearted did is push my limits on writing fight scenes.  Many people thinking writing an action scene is easy because you just have to put in ‘fighting stuff’.  This includes punches, kicks, soliloquies, gloating, guns, … Continue reading

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Turn the Wild Dial Up to 20

Quest of the Brokenhearted has a lot of battles because a major plot point is the Lacarsis tournament.  This means I had to make the action scenes a central focus of at least one scene per non-opener/closure chapter.  I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Signature Weapons: Almost as Important as a Name?

Simon Belmont and his whip.  King Arthur and Excalibur.  Doom and the BFG 9000.  Samus Aran and the Power Suit.  All of these are characters that can be identified by their weapons.  You see them holding it or not even … Continue reading

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When More Than a Sword or Axe Will Do

First of all, my wife is the one who introduced me to this movie that we own, watched once, and I still can’t remember.  One of those really corny fantasy ones that involved finding a special weapon to save the … Continue reading

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Questions for Delvin Cunningham Needed!

This is for a post that will be done on November 16th.  All that’s needed is for people to post questions for Delvin in the comments.  With his adventures coming to an end, I’m sure there are plenty of things … Continue reading

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7 Tips to Using Swords: Freebie Is to Avoid Sword Puns

I was originally going to write something similar to Monday’s post with a list of swords and some info about them.  Then I remembered how many different types of swords have existed.  Shortswords, longswords, flamberge, cutlass, rapier, saber, daggers, dirks, … Continue reading

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New Book: A Guardian Falls by R. Tran (First Book in Series #Free Too!) #fantasy #asmsg

Title: A Guardian Falls Author: R. Tran Genre: Fantasy Book Blurb: All looks bleak when Mara is forced to return home after her love’s brush with death. She only has one magical artifact and the army seems out of reach. … Continue reading

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‘Legends of Windemere: Ritual of the Lost Lamb’ LIVE on @Amazon! #fantasy #asmsg

Dark times are waiting for the champions in RITUAL OF THE LOST LAMB! Death is a blessing that the Baron is not ready to bestow upon his new toy. In the chaos surrounding the Spirit Well, Luke Callindor has disappeared … Continue reading

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